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The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

The concrete and brick sign at 2931 Kingston Pike, decked with flowers from well-wishers.

Photo by Shawn Poynter, Shawn Poynter

The concrete and brick sign at 2931 Kingston Pike, decked with flowers from well-wishers.

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  • The chalice, an international symbol of the Unitarian Universalist approach to faith, is represented by this steel sculpture which towers atop the church almost like a steeple.
  • The playground by the church. As the assailant was being subdued by parishioners before the arrival of police, children were directed to safety next door at Second Presbyterian.
  • The old gate on the Kingston Pike sidewalk, a residential entryway that predates the church.
  • The concrete and brick sign at 2931 Kingston Pike, decked with flowers from well-wishers.
  • The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, built to an award-winning design in 1998. The building is used for a variety of purposes all week, including community meeting space, classrooms for writing and other disciplines, art shows, and dramatic and musical productions.  Their previous church, of a strikingly modernist design, is still a short walk away, now used by a nearby Baptist congregation.

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